There are three things mentioned in this passage that catch my attention.
1. Strife – Selfishness
2. Vainglory – Pride
3. Lowliness of mind – Humility p
Let’s consider each of these.
Selfishness is the putting of one’s self above everyone else. It is my way or I will go home attitude. Do you know people like this? Do you work with people like this? Are you maybe like this? How easy is it to get things accomplished in this type of environment? Hard isn’t it?
How about the people with pride that think they can do no wrong. They are always right and it must always be their way if things are going to work out. I bet we all know people like this. Fun to work with, right!, NOT.
Then there is the truly humble person whose main goal is to work together to serve others in a way that is life changing. This person does not care who gets credit, whose idea it was or who did what. They only care about the fact that someone’s life was better because people joined together in a common cause. This is the way the church works best. This is the way the home works best. This is the way the job goes best. Why? It is the way God planned it. All we do together should be with the purpose of bringing honor and glory to Him, not to man.
1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
When you work with others in a group within the church, ask yourself these questions.
1. Why am I doing this?
2. Who am I really doing this for? God or man?
3. Am I a good team member or one who is always wanting my way?
Let’s go. Let’s do something special as a church family for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Prayer: Father, in the Name of Jesus, help me to be the family member you have ordained me to be. Help me find my place within the family. Let me work well with others and be part of a life changing group. Thank you for changing my life and making me fit for your family, amen.
Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;